tv Dateline NBC NBC December 23, 2012 10:00pm-11:00pm PST
number ten-- when it's a great hair day, it's a great day, period. "charlie's angels," three beautiful she-detectives, with courage, brains, toughness, no b.s., and, oh, yeah, a great head of hair. - whether they were running, fighting, about to jump in a pool, even coming out of the pool, i mean, love scenes, no matter what they were doin', always had fabulous hair. - it's impossible to talk about women on tv and not talk about farrah fawcett's hair. her hair was bigger than life. it was life. - you know, kate jackson has that cute, little, short bob. and right now, still, today, a bob, like, for a woman in new york city, is almost like, she's more powerful, she's more sleek, she's fashion forward, she's sophisticated. - their full-bodied, ultra glam, hot-rolled curls sparked a revolution. - because of these shows, like "the bionic woman"
and "charlie's angels," i knew how to use curlers, every kind of them. the foam curlers, the ones you plug in and they wrap around, the velcro rollers. i knew how to use all of those by fifth grade. - speaking of angels, on "highway to heaven," michael landon played one. - my pleasure! - he was on a mission from god, and with his trusted sidekick, traveled from town to town to help the lost find their way back to the "highway to heaven." so, naturally, he needed a hair halo. - now, michael landon had what i would call, like, a sex helmet. like, i would liken his hair to that, 'cause it's like, it didn't-didn't really move. it was just, there was so much hair, you know? it was like 90% of his whole body was hair, right? - you can't talk tv hair without a nod, or a bark... [barks] to lassie. the courageous collie spent every waking minute saving her bff's, timmy's, life. - lassie had amazing hair. what i like about her, is she's the kind of girl you could just stroke and stroke all day long, and not end up in h.r.
- how many millions of women, and a few men, fantasized about magnum p.i.'s mustache? it might just be the manliest moustache of all time. - tom selleck doesn't have a mustache. he's got a push broom stuck to his lip. - if you had a cool car like magnum, and a moustache, you were, like, definitely gonna get the ladies. - and remember when bad perms were, um, good? - oh, my word-- it's fantastic! - when jaime sommers got a perm, and she liked it, i thought, "wow. "they must be a sponsor of the show." it was ludicrous-- she looked like the sasquatch person that she was gonna go toe-to-toe with in another scene. [growling] - number nine-- silly stunts. when a devastating car accident leaves jaime sommers at death's door, her only hope of survival is top secret technology that transformed her into the bionic woman. and, apparently, the first female cyborg sometimes had a soft approach to violence.
- so, the bionic woman, uh, throws a teddy bear at a guy, a sniper in a helicopter, and knocks him out of the helicopter, from i don't know how many yards away. like, three football fields, and a plush toy hits his leg, and he fall-- i'm like, "were your legs made out of cotton candy?" - "stop-- i have a stuffed animal, you nazi." who does this? - but, when it came to home economics, she was the ultimate cleaning machine. - well, because i have to juggle so many things, i shoot "open house," the "live" show. i'm a new mom, i have a husband, everyone's hungry all the time. if i had the powers that the bionic woman had, i think i could do it all a little bit easier. - jaime sommers, first of all, was a great cook. she was the bionic betty crocker. she can cook without a mixer, and she can roll pastry dough a million miles a minute.
- the bionic woman's cyborg partner in fighting crime, the six million dollar man, was no stranger to silly stunts. - a lot of the stunts also were done by lee majors himself. he did have stunt doubles, uh, when they were the more difficult ones. - on "the rescue," it's all about getting things done fast, and i know the six million dollar man is quite handy himself. i mean, i've seen him sawin' boards. i've seen him puttin' in fence posts with his bare hands. i mean, i've tried to rip out fence posts with my bare hands. it didn't go so well. he can build, he can cut, he can hammer, and, uh, he does it at, like, mock speed. - we can't leave out "charlie's angels." - kris! - how's this for a stunt? if you think escaping a bad guy via skateboard is easy, you're sadly mistaken. - farrah fawcett on that skateboard, the ultimate and the original extreme sport. - i couldn't get away from my grandmother on a skateboard, and she is outrunning a truck. the best thing about it is,
she's able to ride a skateboard on grass. it's an all-terrain skateboard. what? - coming up, the most dramatic fight scenes, ever. - ah! - plus, hot, hotter, and even hotter. - they would never wear guy-liner. these were, like, dudes who could, like, stomp on, like, a car. - when our cozi countdown continues.
- in six hours, all life will begin to die on this planet. - just give us an hour or two, and we'll save the world. - in every episode of any one of these shows, doomsday is right around the corner. - a doomsday device has been triggered, and only the bionic woman can attempt to break through the defenses held up by super computer, alex 7000. - it's over, alex! - it won't be over until i win. - too bad that computer wasn't siri, because it would've understood what jaime was asking, and it could've found her a great place to get a latte. - what happens when you have three angels and three bombs? one of the best doomsday plots ever. - when you snip the white wire, the thing goes boom. if it doesn't go boom, you've got somewhere between ten seconds and one minute to get rid of it! - the angels have to go on a luxury cruise and disarm these bombs, that's gonna explode the boat, including bosley, all the people on the boat, and all their clothes. - number seven--
in a world moving way too fast, embrace a different pace. the slow-mo pace. - without question, to this date, in my opinion, the coolest thing on tv-- the slow motion on "the six million dollar man" and "the bionic woman." - in both "the six million dollar man" and "the bionic woman," i never totally understood why, when they're running fast, they go slow-mo. - they can't perform their incredible acts unless you see it super slow, with some twangy, cool music in the background. - very good. - because half the show is in slow motion. every time there's a fight scene. every time they're running somewhere. - and they didn't just foil international terrorist plots. they also got frisky in slow motion. - if you got a bionic man and a bionic woman, they're like the bionic adam and eve. - they ran through fields in slow-mo. they jumped over fences in slow-mo. they made out in slow-mo.
that's what i didn't really understand. were they making out in hyper-speed? because slow-mo always means hyper-speed, when it comes to them. [laughing] - the pillow fight scene. when you see those pillow feathers floating about slowly, i had to wonder about that myself. you know, maybe there's a bionic field that surrounds them, so that, whatever is nearby is caught in that bionic field. and, suddenly, everything just slows down. - right now, at number six... brawls and bruises. - that masked hombre talks big. let's get him, boys. - learn their weak spots and take 'em out with one punch. don't mess with the lone ranger. ex-texas ranger and masked man, with his trusted horse, silver, and his buddy, tonto. they'd fight injustice in the old wild west. - that's every western. there's always a bottle breaking over somebody's head. there's always, you know, a fisticuff happening somewhere, but not normally by a guy who looks like he's in an s&m video, and that's what made it special. - i love the lone ranger because i actually grew up
in the wild west, and i always wanted to be a cowboy. with my ten-gallon hat, my pistol, hangin' out with my best friend, tonto, on his, you know, painted horse. - charlie's angels were forever getting kidnapped. like, every single show. - angels were always in jeopardy. one was always kidnapped, or-or hijacked, or, you know, put a belt around that was supposed to explode. - they may not have been trained to anticipate personal danger, but they damn well knew what to do when it arrived. - if i was a dude, i would break the law, just so i could fight with charlie's angels. bring it on, angels! - i love the dramatic fight scenes from all of these. karate chop, punch! keep going, jump on something. and suddenly, they're, like, unconscious. - when it comes to dramatic fights, cyborg six million dollar man and the bionic woman had one thing in common-- big foot. [growling] - that was the first episode i saw as a kid. big foot was an alien, and that we've been observed by aliens for-for centuries, and steve stumbles upon their complex,
when he and osco are in the mountains. - i love how lindsay wagner, as the bionic woman, overtakes the entire animal kingdom. from sharks to big foot. you know, is big foot an animal? is this big foot? - so then, he hallucinates that she's somebody else. we have a hallucinating sasquatch. that was delicious back then, wasn't it? - sasquatch, trust me, please. - for jaime sommers, big foot had nothin' on fembots. - ah! - when you really think about it, it seems a little bit over the top for jaime to have that crazy reaction. i mean, she screams that blood-curdling scream. - ah! - it's like, "jaime, "is it that far-fetched that this woman might be a robot? "you are half robot." - coming in at number five-- rules to live by. you can learn a lot from tv. usually when you weren't meant to. - i love the rules to live by, in "magnum p.i," because it's like, he leaves the navy, he's 33, and he knows that he's never been 23. so, the secret to life is, like, you gotta have fun.
you gotta kick back. it's 5:00 somewhere, right? - i totally respect magnum for doing that, and going back, and-and just living his life, 'cause you only have one. - some of the best lessons i have learned from "the bionic woman" are, live life in slow motion. if a computer gives you trouble, pour water on it. - goodbye, alex! - the main takeaway from "lassie" is, if you wanna look like a hero, always hang out by a well. - god, parents, watch your kids. they are getting into a lot of trouble. and, really, if you need a dog to save the day, you're probably a bad parent. - what i learned from "charlie's angels," was to always have great hair and wear a good bra. - what i've learned from "charlie's angels," is that i would always be inadequate. i would never have my own jaclyn smith collection at k-mart. i would never have hair like farrah. i would always be fatter than kate. but, i did know that i could get a boyfriend like charlie, who would never have to look at me.
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- there's an old polish proverb that says... - hello, angels. - "roy rogers" featured the king of the cowboys, and the queen of the cowgirls, and one heck of a memorable theme song. - happy trails to you - who could forget roy rogers? happy trails to you, and you. - even before, you know, "charlie's angels" or "the bionic woman," we have dale evans. you know, roy rogers' sidekick. she's writing that hit song. - happy trails to you - that was a real pop hit. - gentlemen, we can rebuild him. we have the technology. better, stronger, faster. - this is classic. they say, "we have the technology. "we'll rebuild him," in a very serious tone, which i just think is hysterical. - even if you weren't a fan of the show, if you hear those words, you know, "steve austin, astronaut," you know, "a man barely alive,"
automatically, you know it's "the six million dollar man." - hello, angels. - when you hear "hello, angels," or "good morning, angels," what you wanna do, is do exactly what those three women did, which was, you just kinda got really comfy in the seat, and you just waited to hear what was gonna be laid out. - hi-yo, silver-- away! - "yolo" is a catchphrase that kinda, like-- it means "you only live once"-- yolo. - hi-yo, silver! - you never leave and go, "hi-yo-- i'm out." - oh, my god! - you know, wouldn't you hate to be higgins, to have to be around that guy all the time, with the speedos and the beer? i think higgins should've gotten combat pay. - a truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn. - when a crime proved too difficult for insurance investigators to solve, they called suave freelance insurance investigator, thomas banacek, who only took on the impossible case. and, as a bonus, delivered classic sayings. - there's an old polish proverb that says, "only the centipede "can hear all the hundred footsteps of his uncle." - what?
- "although a hippopotamus doesn't have "a stinger in its tail, "would rather be sat on by a bee." that one made sense to me. - okay, as i'm reading these sayings, i'm concerned, because they're starting to make sense to me, or they actually make sense to me, like this one. "only someone with something to be sorry about "smiles at the rear of an elephant." okay, now it doesn't make sense to me. [laughing] - "if the butterfly had teeth like the tiger, "it would never make it out of the hangar." why does that make perfect sense to me? - oh, yeah-- these sayings are stupid. - here's number three, on cozi tv-- girl power. it's known you can tackle anything, because you're a woman. "the bionic woman" and "charlie's angels" were among the first tv dramas to feature a strong female heroine. - we really had nobody on television who could become our hero role model.
- they came along at a time when you really didn't see women as superheroes, as crime fighters, as saving the day, and they showed that women, you know, we can kick butt, too. - and nothing says "girl power" like this. - now, some teachers feel that the best way to get respect from their students, is to threaten them. - a show like "the bionic woman" is, on the high end, inspirational. women can kick butt. on the low end, you have to be a machine to make it happen. so, a little unrealistic. - ah! - dale evans, from "roy rogers," was a pretty tough chick, too. she was a cowgirl, but every inch the modern woman. [gunshot firing] [laughing] - behind every great man, there's a great woman. - for women to then watch this, or young girls to watch this, it was really inspiring, 'cause then they thought, "i can do this, too." - number two-- sex appeal.
feeling sexy means feeling confident, feeling strong, feeling good all over. - no fever at all this time. - oh, i feel like i just got a good grade in school. - marcus welby, m.d. the straight-talking but compassionate family doctor. - before there was george clooney and "er," before there was mcdreamy, there was dr. kiley, and women swooned. on his motorcycle, too? oh, please, he's a bad boy and a doctor? oh! everybody wins. - yes, it was dr. welby's show, and, yes, he was the one with the skills to solve complex medical problems. but when aspiring neurologist, dr. steven kiley, drove up on his motorcycle, that's what got a woman's blood pressure spiking. - what kind of doctor wears such nice suits? i never seen a doctor wear such a nice suit. so, he knows how to drive a motorcycle. house calls-- he can make a house call. - james brolin has to be the ultimate hunk of burning love.
it makes you wanna have a kidney stone. he makes you wanna have appendicitis. he makes you wanna have varicose veins. you just wanna go there immediately and have him help you. - charlie's angels, they kicked butt and looked good doing it. - you know, "charlie's angels" was all about sex, and sex appeal, and beautiful women, and beautiful clothes. - "charlie's angels"... there was the smart one, the athletic one, and the sexy one. which one would you be? the sexy one-- we'd all be the sexy one. the guys would want the sexy one. it's the sexy one. - no one does sexy like magnum p.i., and no one can get away with wearing short shorts like him, either. - the thing about these, like, the dudes from these shows, like "the six million dollar man" and "magnum p.i.," it's like, they were testosterone. two-dimensional testosterone. it's like, "i never seen a guy "with that much muscles and hair," you know? it was like kind of being attracted to saskatchewan,
but they're dudes. - the lone ranger, he'd show up out of nowhere, beat up the bullies, fix everything that was wrong, and ride off. you never saw his face, and he never wanted to stay for dinner. - i don't know if i find the lone ranger sexy per se. now that i'm thinking about it, kinda kinky, actually. - if we could combo magnum p.i. and the lone ranger, that'd be my superhero. i mean, i'd have a fathead of him on my wall, today. - up next, we're revealing the number one rule for living a "cozi" life, when our cozi countdown continues.
- welcome back to our top ten cozi countdown for living a "cozi" life. you've seen some memorable and hilarious moments from your favorite shows. from awesome catch phrases, to great hair, these shows had it all. and coming in at number one, it's time to get a little "cozi." after all, we are cozi tv, and we're all about making you feel calm, good inside, and, of course, "cozi."
so, what makes you feel "cozi?" - i grew up watching "charlie's angels." i had two sisters. so, we always felt like we were charlie's angels. it was the three of us. we really knew our way around a curling iron. - look, when i watch tv, i actually don't wanna stress out. i really don't want, like, my pulse to be, like, increasing, you know? a lot of today's shows, i'm, like, sweating, and i'm, like, upset. sometimes, i just wanna, like, chill. - it sounds funny, but i feel "cozi" seeing the lone ranger, out there on the horizon. i think he looks beautiful. - a real "cozi" moment is the fireplace romantic scene. there's always a scene in all these shows where somebody's by a fireplace, and they're either lying down on some type of fabric, not unlike this, m-kay? and they're having wine, and they're talking. and i've always wanted to do that, and i never have. you know what, i'm gonna-- i'm gonna set my furniture on fire when i get home, and tell my wife to lay on the floor.
- marcus welby, even though my great love was james brolin, and i knew that if i were ever ill, that he would be there for me, i also knew that marcus welby would be looking at all the lab results, to make sure that mr. sexy didn't make any mistakes. - with a show like "the bionic woman" or "charlie's angels," you're gonna get a really nice, little, neat package by the end of those 60 minutes. they're gonna be saving the world, kicking some guy's ass, looking awesome doing it. i don't know. there's something incredibly comforting about it. it's kind of like the mac and cheese of tv. - that's all for our top ten countdown for living a "cozi" life. head to cozitv.com to check out the line-up and hilarious outtakes. cozi tv-- it's the easiest decision you'll make all day. after all, we are cozi tv. 333333333333